Rick Anderson, Board Chairman

Rick is Executive Vice President of Leadership Transformations, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on the spiritual formation of Christian leaders and their teams. A graduate of Biola University’s School of Business, he has spent the past 25 years in “the business side of ministry” and a handful of entrepreneurial pursuits. In addition to his executive leadership role with LTI, Rick is a spiritual director and a trained Enneagram consultant.

Rick and his wife, Lisa, reside in Monument, CO and have three grown sons.

Lauren Burkhart

Lauren lives in Castle Rock with her husband, Jerad, and three girls under the age of 10. She currently volunteers full-time with IF:Gathering as the local coach for Colorado, as well as leading a team of volunteers in Castle Rock that minister to women all over their city.  She considers it a privilege to walk alongside her husband in his leadership over a sexual integrity group for men.

Lauren is passionate about the power and freedom found through God’s Word and wants to help women live in community and grow together, knowing that the impact of women walking with Jesus creates room for them to also walk in wholeness alongside the men in their lives.

Rob Lauer

Rob is President of AGORA Search Group, a firm providing executive search services to churches, and faith-based non-profits. Rob founded AGORA in 2000 and provides nearly 30 years of executive search and church consulting for clients. In addition, he has served as the CEO of a ministry serving pastors and has held numerous board leadership roles. 

 Rob married his junior high sweetheart DeAnn, 35 years ago. They have two adult daughters, two granddaughters with a third on the way. When not hanging out with his wife or visiting the grandchildren he can be found on the nearest river with a fly rod in his hands.  

Ken Sparks

Ken spent 30+ years in corporate America before being called to lead Children’s HopeChest as CEO and President.  He leads a team of over 1,400 employees and volunteers with 6,500+ donors operating 68+ CarePoints that serve over 10,000 vulnerable children and their communities.

He and his wife of 36 years, Pam, reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In his free time, Ken enjoys playing ice hockey in a men’s league, hiking, mountain biking, snow-skiing, an occasional round of golf, and spending as much time as possible with his adult children and six young grandchildren.